Houthi militias detain 200 oil tankers in Yemen’s Bayda

The Houthi militias imposed on each tanker to pay them four million riyals in customs duties. (Screen grab)

The pro-Iranian Houthi militias continue to hold more than 200 oil tankers in the province of Yemen’s al-Bayda, more than a week after coming from Marib, preventing their arrival in Sanaa and areas under their control, causing a severe fuel crisis in those areas.

According to local sources, the Houthi militias sought customs duties on each tanker of four million riyals, at a crossing gate created to impose levies on goods and fuel products coming to Sanaa from other Yemeni areas other than the port city of Hodeidah.

In another development, the Yemeni army said on Friday that it seized control of a military air base east of Hodeidah. Read more

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53